Published May 29, 2008As the Grinderman record proved, Nick Cave is no stranger to the midlife crisis. However, his latest move seems to show his no-pussy blues are a bit more serious than we thought. That move? The hirsute Aussie is hoping to erect a semi-naked bronze statue of himself on horseback in his hometown of Warracknabeal.
While rumours of Caves supposed bronzing plan have been floating online for awhile now, the Bad Seeds front-man seemed to confirm them during a recent interview with Q. "It would feel like a very exotic journey if I did make it back home as a bronze statuette, Cave said. "I don't dwell on it. I'm not going to pretend it's not satisfying in some ways. But there's a lot of work to do yet.''
Part of that work entails raising $57,000 in order to erect the life-sized statue, which would rest on the main street of Warracknabeal. And while Cave hasnt announced how he plans to raise the money, the residents of the small Victorian town have not been consulted yet as to whether they even want a permanent display of Caves likeness and perhaps his Little Nicky in their presence.
At this point, it also appears Cave has some stiff competition on the statue front. Warracknabea already has two: one of a dog on woolsacks and another of a sheepdog and sheep. And since we all know how those Aussies love their woolly herbivores, perhaps residents would be more disposed to the statue if Cave were semi-nude with a sheep. Its just an idea.